DIY Ombre Candy Jar (Mason Jar Gift Idea + FREE Printable Tags)

Make these adorable DIY Ombre Candy Jar Gifts for a teacher, thank you, friendship or just because.  You can also find Free printable tags to use on your mason jar gifts.

Recently I was talking to a friend about the popularity of Mason Jar projects (thanks Pinterest).  While I like to repurpose the jars I already have, you might need to buy them in “bulk” or want a more traditional mason jar look.  I found the real deal Mason Jars at Big Lots for just $8 for 12 pints and $9 for 12 quart size jars!  That’s a great price! (Amazon runs $15 for 12 pints!). So I thought I would buy them to use in a cute DIY gift in a jar project.


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How to Make DIY Ombre Candy Jars

Make sweet and fun DIY Candy Jar gifts with goodies found at Big Lots

While I was shopping at Big Lots, the candy aisle caught my attention (for more reasons than one!).  But mostly for all that color!  This is where I got the inspiration to make a DIY Ombre Candy Jar.  Ombre is a term that describes when one color graduates in shade/tone.  Think of starting with a deep navy blue and fading up to a soft sky blue.  To create a sweet ombre look, I scoured the candy aisle for colors in all shades.  All the candy I used (except the marshmallows that were a grocery store Easter clearance find) came from Big Lots.

DIY Candy Jar Gift

To start,  divide the pieces up by type.  You will then start layering them in the jar.  I will say certain items do better as a base (like those chocolates).  So you will just have to pay around a little with the order. This project will be a bit of trial and error when you are layering in each color.  In fact I had to dump the red/pink jar several times to get it just right.

I would also say, be sure to buy more of each color.  For instance, I was surprised how many Mike and Ikes it took to make one “layer”.  Also don’t be afraid to “alter” the candy.  I thought the licorice would be cute standing straight up in the center, but I ended up cutting them down to bite size pieces for their own layer.

Make these adorable DIY Ombre Candy Jar Gifts for a teacher, thank you, friendship or just because. You can also find Free printable tags to use on your mason jar gifts.

Now these jars are adorable on their own with just some pretty ribbon.  But you know I love a printable gift tag! ;)  So I created a few for you to use- tie them on with ribbon or tape them on like a label. These jar gifts would be perfect for a teacher gift, thank you or just because!

Free Printable Orange You Glad We're Friends Gift Tag.    Orange you glad it's summer printable gift tags.
Free Printable Roses are Red, but Candy is Sweeter Gift Tag.  Perfect for DIY gift ideas (Valentines or Any Time!)    Free Printable You Are My Sunshine Gift Tags 
 

Orange You Glad We’re Friends Printable Tags

Orange you glad it’s Summer Printable Tags

Roses are Red, But Candy is Sweeter Printable Tags

You are My Sunshine Printable Tags

Make these adorable DIY Ombre Candy Jar Gifts for a teacher, thank you, friendship or just because. You can also find Free printable tags to use on your mason jar gifts.

What color would you create? Any fave candies that you would have to include?

As a Big Lots Ambassador, I love sharing info with you about this Columbus based company. I was compensated by Big Lots for this post. All opinions are my own, and yes I am a Big Lots shopper.

 

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